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Workhorse Reports 200-Unit E-Gen Sale

September 15, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Purchase Order with a Major Industrial Company’

Workhorse has “entered into a purchase order with a major industrial company” for 200 of its E-Gen range-extended electric trucks, the company said in an SEC filing earlier this month.
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Redeem Five Years for Big Blue Bus

June 3, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Biomethane, CNG, Fleet Order, Game Changer, LNG, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five-Year Contract to Support 100-Plus ‘Near Zero’ Vehicles
With Gillig to Supply the First 25 Forty-Footers by Year-End,
MRSC Affirms Plan to Support Bus & Refuse Truck Repowers

Clean Energy Fuels has secured a five-year contract to supply its Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas – aka biomethane – to the Big Blue Bus transit line in Santa Monica, Calif. The fuel supply pact is worth an estimated $3 million per year, Clean Energy says. updated June 6
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AmpRenew RCNG by Amp Americas

May 13, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Dillon and Ruan Named as Renewable Natural Gas Customers

Amp Americas said at ACT Expo that it has formed AmpRenew as a new division focused on the sale of RCNG/renewable compressed natural gas from AmpCNG’s biogas operation at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana, site of the largest on-farm biodigester in the country.
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InsightFuel Born of SSP and AFV

May 13, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Critical Equipment for Vehicles and Stations, Plus Construction Services

InsightFuel, a new company combining SSP and AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems, promoted its expertise for CNG fueling stations and natural gas vehicles at ACT Expo 2016 this month.
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GM Developing a New NGVs Strategy

May 11, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, Companies, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Program for Vans, Pickups and Bi-Fuel Impala Concludes,
The Goal Now Is More Vehicle Choices, Propane Autogas Too

Watch for General Motors to devise a new program for gaseous fuel vehicles, offering propane autogas as an option as well as compressed natural gas, with a broader range of body styles and options overall.
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UPS Carlton Rose Keynote at ACT Expo

May 11, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Companies, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘We’re All a Part of the Innovation Ecosystem,’ Says Fleet President

Attendees at last week’s ACT Expo 2016 represent a single community with some unfinished business. That was the message offered there by Carlton Rose, global fleet maintenance and engineering president at UPS.
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BMW i3 Electrics for the LAPD – 100 Cars

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

100 Vehicles for Detective Use to Be Announced This Month

Watch for an announcement later this month that the Los Angeles Police Department is placing an order for 100 fully battery electric BMW i3 cars, to be used for administrative purposes.
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Room for One More? Brake Air Chez CNG

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agility & Freightliner Trying CNG Cabinet for Air Brake Tanks


Back-of-cab CNG fuel system on a Freightliner Cascadia tractor was shown by Agility at ACT Expo 2016.

Back-of-cab CNG fuel system on a Freightliner Cascadia tractor was shown by Agility at ACT Expo 2016.

“Real estate on a chassis is always at a premium,” says Bob Carrick of Freightliner, who told F&F at ACT Expo 2016 that his company is working with Agility Fuel Systems to position the compressed air tanks used for big rig brakes in the extra space available in compressed natural gas fuel system cabinets.

Agility is the exclusive supplier of CNG fuel systems to Freightliner, furnishing hardware from its new plant in Salisbury, N.C., which is in close proximity to the Freightliner manufacturing plants in Cleveland, N.C., and Mt. Holly, N.C.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

SimpleFuel Launches Hydrogen Fuel Unit

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Companies, Hydrogen, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘An Integrated Generation-Compression-Storage-Dispense Solution’

SimpleFuel unveiled an on-site hydrogen fueling solution at ACT Expo 2016. SimpleFuel comprises a team of three companies originally assembled to compete for the Department of Energy’s H2 Refuel “H-Prize” award: IVYS Energy Solutions, PDC Machines, and McPhy Energy.
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First Priority GreenFleet Debuts

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, Companies, EVs, EVSE, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Offers An Array of Alt Fuel Options to Fleet Managers

First Priority GreenFleet made its ACT Expo debut last week, announcing a new alliance with Icom North America for gaseous fuel vehicles.
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NexGen Fuel’s Baja: Renewable Diesel

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Biofuels, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the First Diesel Entry for the Baja 1000 Endurance Race

One of the many “firsts” unveiled at ACT Expo 2016 is an off road “trophy truck” from NexGen Fuel, a unit of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Golden Gate Petroleum.
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RNG + Near Zero = ‘Game Changer’

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Biofuels, Biomethane, certifications, Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Strategy Details Are Released at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach:
‘A Clear, Cost-Effective Strategy to Achieve Our Air Quality Goals’
As Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus Outlines Near Zero Purchase Plans

Heavy duty vehicles with well-to-wheel emissions levels approaching nil are possible today given the combination of new “Near Zero” engine technology from Cummins Westport and the use of RNG – renewable natural gas.
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ClipperCreek Offers New ‘ChargeGuard’

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Affordable Access Control ‘Unlike Anything Else Available on the Market’

ClipperCreek unveiled ChargeGuard as a simple key-based security option for its electric vehicle chargers at ACT Expo last week.
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Broadwind Promotes Plug-and-Play CNG

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Distributes Safe North America Compressors

Broadway Energy showed a plug-and-play CNG skid powered by a Safe North America compressor at ACT Expo last week.
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CARB $23.6 Million for Port e-Trucks

May 9, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Electric Drive, money awarded, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Statewide Project for Cleaner Trucks at Ports & Railyards

The California Air Resources Board has awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for electric-powered port trucks, doing so at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach this past Wednesday.
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XL Touts 25 Million Customer Miles

May 9, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Operators Have Avoided the Use of 44,000 Gallons of Gasoline

XL Hybrids trumpeted a total of 25 million customer road miles at ACT Expo, stating that operators have collectively eliminated the use of more than 440,000 gallons of gasoline.
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Catalina Composites’ New Type III Tanks

May 9, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, Companies, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

100% In-House Production Seen as a Market Edge

Catalina Composites promoted its new line of large-diameter Type III CNG cylinders at ACT Expo, emphasizing custom solutions for customers.
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